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This unique program for artists not only provides an opportunity to be affiliated with a nationally recognized arts organization, but also steers interested individuals and art patrons to their websites. Learn more…



2016 Summer Soirée w/ Exclusive Viewing of Blanc de Blanc Exhibition

Friday, July 1, 6 – 9pm

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The Jamestown Arts Center is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary facility created to benefit the community of Jamestown, Rhode Island, and beyond.

Our mission is to engage, enrich and inspire our community through extraordinary arts and educational experiences.

Nicholas Benson at JAC Talks: The History of the John Stevens Shop and Inscriptions in the Information Age

06/03/2016 | 6pm doors, 6:30pm talk

Friday, June 3 6pm doors, 6:30pm talk Join stone carver, calligrapher, designer, and 2010 MacArthur Fellow Nicholas Benson at JAC Talks. Nicholas Benson will talk about the history of the John Stevens Shop, a stone carving business founded in 1705, and the six generations of Stevens who ran the shop from 1705 to 1926, as[…..]

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Bachata Night at the JAC!

06/04/2016 | 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Saturday, June 4, 7 – 10pm Join dance instructor Sue Young in the JAC Main Gallery for a night of dancing with friends and food! Bring your loose hips to learn and practice the Bachata, a dance rooted in the Dominican Republic, and danced around the world! Starting with the basic 4 step rhythm, this class will[…..]

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Community Clay: An Empty Bowls Event to Support the RI Community Food Bank

06/04/2016 | 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Saturday, June 4, 1 – 3pm Decorate a Bowl! Make a difference! The JAC will host a community glazing event on Saturday, June 4 from 1:00-3:00pm. Come paint, dip, and carve into a bowl from a selection of donated pots from artists in our community! Thank you to our generous clay artists for donating their time to[…..]

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For Adults

Year round classes where adults can flex their creativity, find a creative outlet or sharpen their skills. Classes offered in fine arts, technology and design.

For Teens

Teen classes are geared towards the dynamic adolescent brain – Creative classes & workshops in a variety of fine arts, technology and design driven mediums.

For Children

Children: Year round dynamic, hands on classes & vacation and summer camps designed especially for children. We offer creative birthday parties too!


DesignxRI and JAC present Setting the Stage


A “Behind the Scenes” exhibit exploring the design process and work of 2015 RI Design Hall of Fame Inductees Lifetime Achievement – Eugene Lee, Set Designer – his work includes: Trinity Rep, Saturday Night Live, Wicked, The Tonight Show w/Jimmy Fallon Emerging Designer – Kyla Coburn, Interior Designer – her work includes: The Avery, Loie[…..]


The Newport Mercury covers Richard Polsky’s Exhibition

Posted on March 29, 2016

A painting is conceived with its initial mark. It can be a dot, squiggle, point, speck, mote — or maybe a laceration. “Sometimes it’s a slash, or a curving line near the corner.” That’s how Richard Polsky begins his paintings. Slowly, with the blessing of intuition, line and color gestate into a new entity. A[…..]


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